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Mozzarella Sticks

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min.

Makes

6 servings

I'm particularly fond of these tasty mozzarella sticks because they're baked, not fried. Cheese is one of my family's favorite foods. Being of Italian descent, I cook often with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. —Mary Merchant, Barre, Vermont
Mozzarella Sticks Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 sticks string cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce, heated

Directions

  1. Place flour in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, beat eggs and water. In a third shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Coat cheese sticks with flour, then dip in egg mixture and coat with bread crumb mixture. Repeat egg and bread crumb coatings. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet; spray with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until heated through. Allow to stand for 3-5 minutes before serving. Serve with marinara or spaghetti sauce for dipping.
Editor's Note: Regular mozzarella cheese, cut into 4-in. x 1/2-in. sticks, can be substituted for the string cheese.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 312 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 749mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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